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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:26 am 
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I'm under the impression that the crazy pitch that apparently sold Bradford Young on doing this movie was that they wanted to make it look like American Graffiti, which seems to have basically just disappeared entirely, which is a bit of a bummer.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:40 am 
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I think it has a far greater chance of being a dud because the film is doing reshoots this month and the rumor from articles leaking out is that Disney is just preparing for a possible failure.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:47 am 
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Disney isn't worried about anything, this movie will make a billion dollars. There's no way at all the cost they're putting into it won't be returned.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:55 am 
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domino harvey wrote:
I think people are getting pretty hung up on whether or not one actor looks and sounds like another, as though that were the only factor for this being good or not. I suspect this film's success or failure as a film will have little to do with how Harrison Ford-y the lead is

I mostly agree. However, I would counter that Ewan McGregor was so well cast as OWK, and was one of the best aspects of the disappointing prequels. I think in a mythology (not franchise) setting, the stakes are a little higher. I also don't think this movie will be great for a variety of reasons outside of the casting, but that's hard to expound on since I haven't see the film.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:02 pm 
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Ribs wrote:
I'm under the impression that the crazy pitch that apparently sold Bradford Young on doing this movie was that they wanted to make it look like American Graffiti, which seems to have basically just disappeared entirely, which is a bit of a bummer.

The grey muck immediately reminded me of Rogue One.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:34 pm 
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Ribs wrote:
Disney isn't worried about anything, this movie will make a billion dollars. There's no way at all the cost they're putting into it won't be returned.

Success is a relative term for these beasts, but I'd be surprised if this actually hits a billion. Rogue One barely made it over the line, and that had less seasonal competition, fewer behind-the-scenes woes, and the hope of a more welcoming Chinese market. Though who knows, maybe China's big into Emilia Clarke? Terminator: Genisys did make about 1/3 of its total foreign revenue there.

This will probably hit ~700k, or roughly the take of a non-Avengers Marvel film. So, you know, a total failure.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:31 am 

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This one's also hitting hot on the heels of the Last Jedi backlash. I think Star Wars fatigue is right around the corner.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:39 pm 

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Game of Thrones creators will write and produce a series of Star Wars films


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:10 pm 
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Perfect cure for fatigue: make like 100 more movies


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:24 pm 
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We'll finally get some much needed alien nudity and sex with this!

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Oh my God please no more Star Wars than we already have.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:47 pm 
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Big Ben wrote:
We'll finally get some much needed alien nudity and sex with this!

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Oh my God please no more Star Wars than we already have.


Flaccid alien penis and obvious merkins over female pubic areas? SIGN ME UP FOR STAR WARS!

Now, bring on nudity in Pixar films, too. I know there's more than one reason they call him "Woody".


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:01 pm 
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The marketing reason for this is pretty clear but the obvious doubts I'm seeing online are also pretty clear. No doubt Disney will make them work within that PG-13 and 12 ratings framework so people expecting some hot Wookiee action or gore may want to reconsider. I cannot fathom how they're going to do this. It's all that hot marketing action they're going to get that really matters to them. At this point I wouldn't be shocked to see any number of show-runners have projects greenlit if it can bring in the big bucks.

But Star Wars fans will turn social media into a toxic waste dump anyway so I'll just pretend for now that that won't happen.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:34 pm 
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Big Ben wrote:
The marketing reason for this is pretty clear but the obvious doubts I'm seeing online are also pretty clear. No doubt Disney will make them work within that PG-13 and 12 ratings framework so people expecting some hot Wookiee action or gore may want to reconsider. I cannot fathom how they're going to do this. It's all that hot marketing action they're going to get that really matters to them. At this point I wouldn't be shocked to see any number of show-runners have projects greenlit if it can bring in the big bucks.

But Star Wars fans will turn social media into a toxic waste dump anyway so I'll just pretend for now that that won't happen.

The only way I could see it happening is if the movies continue to make less and less, while still being profitable, and the likes of Deadpool 2 (and other related R-rated films) make a ton of money. Then I could see Disney ease into it by allowing the violence to be upped, and go from there. In an era where WB are going almost R-rated, and Paramount are greenlighting an Quentin-Tarantino-directed R-rated Star Trek picture, I think anything is possible, but a lot of things would have to fall into place, and obviously, the most important being that the PG-13 films would need to continue diminishing returns.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:12 pm 
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Disney will not green light an R-rated Star Wars movie. It just won’t happen, no matter how well DEADPOOL does. It’s Disney, for crying out loud.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:00 am 
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Apparently, this started on Twitter:

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